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physical meaning

EN[ˈfɪzɪkəl]
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  • Physical may refer to: Body (disambiguation), the physical structure of an organism Human body, the physical structure of a human Physical abuse, abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, Physical body, in physics, psychology, philosophy, mysticism and religion
  • NounPLphysicalsPREphysi-SUF-ical
    1. Physical examination.
      1. How long has it been since your last physical?
  • AdjectiveCOMmore physicalSUPmost physical
    1. Having to do with the body.
      1. Are you feeling any physical effects? ‎
    2. Having to do with the material world.
      1. Involving bodily force.
        1. This team plays a very physical game, so watch out. ‎
      2. Having to do with physics.
        1. Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.
      3. (computing) Not virtual; directly corresponding to hardware operation.
        1. OBS Relating to physic, or medicine; medicinal; curative; also, cathartic; purgative.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Readings of heart biopotential and physical activity were obtained using a biotelemetry system (Data Sciences Int., St Paul, MN, USA).
            • The same was found for other overstrenous physical activities, a triathlon and the Ironman race [13 , 14 ].
            • Another broad issue regarding the physical setting involves decisions about the setting's frontstage and backstage.

        Meaning of physical for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "physical" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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